Nokia in pact with IISc to set up center for networked robotics

Nokia announced its partnership with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to set up the Nokia Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Networked Robotics.
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The center will promote research involving robotics, advanced communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop socially relevant use cases across areas like emergency management, agriculture and industrial automation.

Nokia said the centre will promote engagement and cooperation between academia, start-ups and industry ecosystem partners in research and development of use cases. Nokia’s network robotics laboratory will be available to the IISc community and its ecosystem partners for advanced research projects.

Nokia will share its expertise in network innovations and leverage Nokia Bell Labs’ technical expertise in robot orchestration, robot network controller and human-robot interaction to aid the research and development of the use case technology solutions.

The collaboration will help IISc in capacity building and human resources development in technology of robotics, 5G and autonomous systems, Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia, said.

G Rangarajan, director, IISc, said: “Nokia will help students to gain knowledge and insights and make significant contributions to the development of innovative and societally relevant 5G use cases.”